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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Postage stamp progress..

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Amazingly, there has been some. The novelty has not yet worn off, and having decided that the gym wasn't really an option last night after suffering a ridiculous coughing fit from just getting out of the car and walking up the stairs home, I decided I may as well crack on with the quilt.

So, having finished sewing my four-strip blocks together, I pressed all of the seams down. Next, they get cut into strips across. leaving me with 324 strips, all 2in wide.

The next task is to create the 16-square blocks, by putting four strips together and trying not to get too much repetition. I'm quite content with the idea of it being a random placement, but didn't really want to end up with any two squares the same next to each other. I got a little confused with the seam allowance directions to begin with, but think I've got my head around it all now.

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8 comments:

  1. This is amazing - I've been thinking about whether I could use my scraps to create a quilt, and apparently yes I could! I can't wait to see your finished piece :)

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    1. Yes, definitely. If you have different sized scraps, I found there were heaps of tutorials on the web.

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  2. You're doing brilliantly! And such patience!!!x

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    1. I'm not sure that the level of accuracy in a coupleof the blocks is quite right, but I've made a few spares just in case.

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  3. This is so cool! It's going to look amazing when it's finished! xx

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    1. Thanks, I'm quite looking forward to seeing it all together.

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  4. I think this is amazing, looking forward to seeing it all together. So clever.

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    1. Thank you - I've got 69 of the 16square blocks ready so far, I need 81. So I'm quite close to being able to press those and then start putting them all together.

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